Grateful patient gives back

One of the first patients to be admitted to Barnet Hospital’s ICU with Covid-19, on 20 March, was so grateful to make a good recovery that he and his wife made a donation of more than £3k to the unit. That donation has been turned […]

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Marsden Lecture – save the date

The man leading Google’s hunt for digital solutions to some of the world’s most challenging health problems will give this year’s Marsden Lecture. Dr David Feinberg, leader of Google Health, will speak on: “The role of health technology and innovations in delivering better care” on […]

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A home from home

A junior doctor at Barnet Hospital has described how new accommodation we have created has made her feel supported while working on the frontline in A&E. Raoudha Ben Othman, a clinical research fellow working in A&E, said: “I come from Tunisia and have no family […]

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Jon Spiers takes the helm

Jon Spiers today joined the Royal Free Charity as its new chief executive promising that the charity will play a key part in improving the lives of patients and enhancing the staff experience at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Jon was previously chief […]

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A legacy fit for our RFL heroes

Donations that flooded in from supporters of the Royal Free Charity during the pandemic have helped to refurbish five rooms at the Royal Free Hospital for ICU staff to take vital breaks during their gruelling shifts. The intensive care unit (ICU) REST rooms (Resilience and […]

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Staff can’t get over new wall at Barnet Hospital

Staff at Barnet Hospital (BH) couldn’t stop smiling after the unveiling of two new walls of artwork and messages of support supplied by the local community. More than 750 pieces of art now adorn the walls of the reception area of the therapies unit and […]

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Royal Free Charity excited to announce new CEO

The Royal Free Charity is delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Spiers as its new chief executive. He will take up the role in September. Jon joins the charity from Autistica, where he is chief executive. He is credited with positioning Autistica as the […]

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Wall-to-wall support for Royal Free ICU staff

More than 1,000 pictures, most of them sent in by children, now adorn a corridor leading to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Royal Free Hospital – and there are hundreds left over to create something similar at Barnet Hospital. Sinead Hanton, a matron […]

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Food for heroes

Around 7,500 staff are visiting the Royal Free Charity Recreation Club shop each week to select food and other essential items which keep them going through this most challenging and unprecedented time of their careers. The free shop is provided by the Royal Free Charity […]

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Message in a cuddly toy

Donations to the Royal Free Charity have enabled staff on Starlight neonatal unit at Barnet Hospital to help parents keep in touch with their babies despite visiting restrictions caused by the pandemic. Currently either mothers or fathers can visit Starlight neonatal unit for two hours […]

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